LOVE this! Millenials are shying away from buying diamond rings, instead opting for other stones that can stand out more, and experiences! If Awesome Girlfriend Megan agrees --- then maybe we'll take each other on a nice tropical vacation instead of a diamond ring (which I feel isn't always the best value.) Another reason they're citing is that relationships are now viewed more as partnerships than previous generations, and I also agree! You can see more about this by clicking here --- and why I'm not simply just trying to cheap my way out of an expensive ring!